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    I have the complete set. I had most of them from my younger days, and completed it a few years back on Ebay.
    I'm pretty sure I do, too, and have for more than 50 years.

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    Don't Kill The Umpire: How Baseball Escaped Its Violent Past by Peter Morris is also very good

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    I have that book. Very thorough bio of Berg. From what I recall, Berg's spying may have been somewhat overstated.
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    Dont think anyone has mentioned this one yet: The Last Best League, about Cape Cod league.

    Just finished Feinstein's Where No One Knows Your Name. It was ok.

    A couple of winters ago, I read the Hirsch biography of Mays, followed by the Bryant biography of Aaron. It was fascinating to see one as the protagonist and the other as the antagonist, to then have the roles flipped in the other book.

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    One slightly obscure book that I enjoyed was Frank Deford's THE OLD BALLGAME. It is based on the lives of C. Mathewson and John McGraw, but it also discusses how baseball evolved into the national pass time due to the rise of the middle class after some the labor law reforms of the time that gave the middle class more days off(end of the 7 day work week and disposable income. It's short book but a good read. I think it may have been an expansion of one of Deford's long SI articles.
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    Low and Outside: The Confessions of a Minor Leaguer by Jerry Kettle is an excellent book that came out in 1965 and first appeared in a condensed form in Sport magazine that year. I read the Sport version when I was 12-years old and found the book on ebay about four years ago. It is an interesting look at minor league baseball from the 1960s.

    I also love Down to the Wire by Jeff Miller. It is the story of the American League 1967 American League pennant race. If you were alive and remember that race, it is a great read.
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    "Over The Edge" by Jay Johnstone. Fave baseball book by my fave baseball personality.
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    Re: Your favorite baseball books?

    A lot of good book recommendations mentioned in this podcast by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, and guest, Andy McCollough:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...=2&i=378199161

    I loved Lords of the Realm and Dollar Sign on the Muscle (both mentioned) and enjoyed Prophet of the Sandlots.
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    This is a good read for a Reds fan.
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    FYI: The discount store Ollie's has a great selection of discounted baseball books plus other categories. http://www.ollies.us/home.html
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    Re: Your favorite baseball books?

    I still have my Chip Hilton books also! Never thought I see them mentioned here though! I got them at book fairs when I was in junior high and high school. in the late 70's/early 80's.

    I loved Boys of Summer also.
    Why Time Begins on Opening Day was really good as well.
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    Re: Your favorite baseball books?

    Here's one I read a year or two ago: Beyond the Shadow of the Senators by Brad Snyder ("The Untold Story of the Homestead Grays & the Integration of Baseball")
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    Re: Your favorite baseball books?

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    FYI: The discount store Ollie's has a great selection of discounted baseball books plus other categories. http://www.ollies.us/home.html
    My last foray into Ollies found it populated by people who didn't have the social skills to shop at Wal-Mart. We're talking blocking the aisle completely with an over-loaded cart while they walk over to another section or have a family reunion next to the keurig display. But I'm willing to give them another shot.

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